Jan 13, 2014

Smoky White Bean Hummus


Another hummus recipe for you! Hummus is one dish that is SO easy to prepare with such minimal ingredients, that I tend to make it when I’m in a hurry or feeling just plain lazy. Plus, the variations on hummus are seemingly endless. Use whatever kind of beans you like and add your favorite spices!

I had some canned navy beans that I decided to use up while I was waiting for my big order of dried beans from Amazon because… drumroll… I got an Instant Pot for Christmas! Thank you, Santa (that’s my honey). I can’t wait to use it for making beans. I love to cook my own beans but they usually take forever so this handy and somewhat fancy pressure cooker will be most welcome in my kitchen by cutting down the cooking time on my lovely beans. I’ll let you know how I like it when I’ve used it more. So far, I’ve only made quinoa, but guess what? It only took ONE MINUTE. And it was perfectly fluffy.

On to this easy hummus recipe…


  • 3 cups cooked, unsalted white beans, drained (2 cans)
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 TBS smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chipotle hot sauce


  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Sprinkle with a little extra smoked paprika and enjoy with veggie sticks or whole grain pita chips.

Serves 4. Enjoy!

Healthy trails,


5 responses to “Smoky White Bean Hummus”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello Helyn!

    I love your blog and recipes! I am excited to hear you received an Instant Pot, as I too just received one! I hope you can share any tips or recipes with us using your Instant Pot.

    Many thanks for always sharing your creative culinary inspirations.


  2. Helyn says:

    Great, Shawna! I will definitely let you know how it's going with the pot and share any ideas I come up with! Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  3. Marie says:

    I'm sure this hummus must be deliciously smoky. I'll try it next week.
    I never heard of Instant Pot before reading your blog. Sounds pretty exciting (for us kitchen geeks)!

  4. Helyn says:

    Yes, Marie. It's a nice mellow smoky flavor. I never heard of the Instant Pot until just a few months before Christmas. Can't wait to become a master at it! Made some beans today. So fast!

  5. I love hummus but haven't made it in a while I must add it to the menu soon. I have a Cuisinart Pressure Cooker and I love it. I can't wait to see what creations you make with yours.

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